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Associate Talent Consultant – Executive Search

Who are we?

DRG is a talent advisory group that serves nonprofit organizations that care for, inspire, and enrich the lives of people all over the world. Our team of talent advisors shares a commitment to the values that matter to our clients, bringing more than 35 years of experience to serving the nonprofit community.

As a talent advisory group, we offer a suite of services to help nonprofits search for, attract, and nurture innovative, diverse leadership for their organizations. We help organizations maximize their impact through talent assessments, leadership transition planning, and by providing insights into compensation and organizational design. Our mission is to support nonprofits in bringing together the right leadership, talent, culture, and structure – so people and organizations can thrive together.

What’s the Job?

DRG Talent continues to build on a period of exciting growth and expansion. We are looking for people to join the team who are nimble, embody a can-do attitude, and are willing to operate in a fast-paced growth environment. We are seeking Associate Talent Consultants to support the full cycle of Executive Search services who also have an interest in and may spend some time supporting organizational consulting client engagements.

What will I do every day?

Executive Search Engagements

Our Associate Talent Consultants play an integral role in advancing simultaneous search engagements to reach successful completion. Together with your project team, you will support a portfolio of searches. Your primary responsibility will be to identify and screen candidates but you may also be asked to research and identify potential candidates for a position, interview candidates to assess their qualifications for the position, create and present client deliverables, or strategize with the project team on the overall search approach, strategy, and next steps. In this role, it will be important to build relationships with clients, candidates, and other stakeholders who you encounter throughout a search. Our Associate Talent Consultants work closely with all members of a team to develop search strategies, generate client deliverables, and contribute to the continuous improvement of our processes and practice.

Business Development

We encourage our Associate Talent Consultants to develop business relationships by spending structured and directed time meeting and engaging with leaders in the nonprofit community and maintaining those relationships with effective communication and follow up. Associate Talent Consultants will also play a key role in our continuous mapping of talent needs in the nonprofit sector. We know everyone brings their own special flair to this—we will help you build your skills, focus your strategy, and develop your voice!


At DRG you will find team members across all levels pitching in to get the job done. While much of your time as an Associate Talent Consultant will be focused on Executive Search, you may be brought in to support our organizational consulting client engagements as well as other company-wide projects, learning, professional development, and other experiences designed to strengthen our company. We provide our team members with opportunities to develop themselves, their work, and their investment in our collective mission.

Who are we looking for?

The Associate Talent Consultant position is a pathway to becoming a Talent Consultant and leading your own client engagements. We are looking for team players who have an interest in advancing along a client-facing trajectory and gaining experience in and exposure to the full lifecycle of talent work. Associate Talent Consultants should embody a can-do attitude and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Our Associate Talent Consultants need to manage multiple engagements and projects simultaneously. They should be deeply interested in and knowledgeable about the functioning and dynamics of nonprofit organizations and equally passionate about the work of the nonprofit sector. Associate Talent Consultants can develop client deliverables with acuity and have impeccable follow-up and follow-through. Our Associate Talent Consultants must have a superior work ethic, deep curiosity, and a strong sense of accountability.

The ideal candidate possesses at least 3 years of professional experience, preferably within the nonprofit sector with experience in project management, client services, or human resources. We understand that experience comes in many forms and encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Compensation and Benefits

  • DRG offers a comprehensive compensation package, which is made up of four components in addition to your base salary. The starting base salary band for this position is between $60,000 and $75,000 depending on experience, plus commission, quarterly revenue share, as well as discretionary and business development bonus opportunities.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance (DRG covers 100% of the base rate for all employees), plus complimentary access to supplemental health programs like Kindbody and One Medical
  • Employee Assistance and Health and Wellness programs
  • Flexible Spending Account options
  • Generous PTO policy (25 days) and expanded holiday/office closure calendar (20 days)
  • Early Summer Friday office closures
  • 401k with matching (after one year of employment)
  • Wellness stipend
  • Expanded Parental Leave
  • Home office set-up stipend
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Sabbatical opportunities
  • A great team!

We look forward to sharing more details about the total value of candidate compensation packages.

Work Environment: This is a full-time, exempt position. Location is flexible; our staff works from home offices or shared workspaces near where they live. Travel 2-3 times per year expected for staff gatherings and additional travel may be required depending on client needs. While the majority of our work happens within standard business hours, many of our clients are volunteers and as such some search committee meetings may occur during the evening or weekend hours.



Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

DRG considers the diversity of our workforce to be vital to our company’s overall success. We believe the more inclusive we are the better our work will be. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills with the goal of being a team that is representative, at all job levels, of our view that all people have equal value, unique skills and individual lived experiences. As such we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

As an equal opportunity employer, all aspects of employment—including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge—are based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. All employment decisions at DRG are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race; color; religion or belief; national, social or ethnic origin; sex; age; physical, mental or sensory disability; HIV Status; sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression; marital, civil union or domestic partnership status; past or present military service; family or parental status; or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

DRG is committed to providing a work environment that is free from discrimination. DRG prohibits discrimination in employment against any employee or job applicant because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry or national origin, citizenship, marital status, military status, genetic information, pregnancy, disability, or any other legally protected status under applicable law. DRG also prohibits harassment, including sexual harassment, of any employee or job applicant.